About Us

The ELA is the English language school of the University of Auckland, which is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the highest-ranked university in New Zealand. Each year more than 2,000 students from over 35 countries around the world choose to learn English either in person at our university campus or online. We have a team of experienced and qualified teaching professionals who are committed to developing your individual language learning needs.

Our English language courses include:

The ELA is also an official IELTS, PTE Academic and Pearson VUE test centre. 

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Why Choose the ELA to Improve your English?

  • The English Language Academy is part of the University of Auckland which is one of the world's top 100 universities and the leading university in New Zealand

  • Meet your direct entry requirements to the University of Auckland and other top tertiary institutions with our University Pathways Courses

  • Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers through a communicative language teaching approach

  • Flexible study options mean you can choose to study a range of Academic, Pathway and General English courses from home, before travelling to New Zealand for university studies 

  • Exciting regular social events, both on-campus and online

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Excellence in English Education

  Pathways

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 Pathways

The ELA provides provide a seamless pathway for students progressing to further tertiary study with 10 or 20 week direct entry programmes.

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 Support

 Support

We have a dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support.

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   Online Activities 

 

 Online Activities

Enhance your English study with regular online social events including virtual homestay visits, University of Auckland campus tours, and more.

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Test Centre

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Test Centre

Top class facilities offering year-round IELTS, Pearson VUE and PTE Academic testing for your residency or university visa needs

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New at the ELA

Update: 21 September 2021 As of 11:59 pm, Tuesday 21st September 2021, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3.  The ELA, including the Examination Centre, is still closed. For more information on Alert Level 3 and the latest announcement, including places of interest, please check the COVID-19 website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at ela@auckland.ac.nz
Daylight saving starts on this Sunday, the 26th of September in New Zealand. This means that New Zealand will turn its clocks forward by one hour. At the ELA, classes will still start at 1pm NZ Time, however, this means that for our overseas students, class times may start and finish an hour earlier.
Congratulations to all graduates of EAP Block 3 2021!

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